Pure Thyme Essential Oil (Thymus vulgaris)
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Flowering plant
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Warm, spicy-herbaceous, powerful
Extraction: Thyme Oil is extracted from the fresh or partly dried flowering tops and leaves of the plant by water or steam distillation.
The main chemical components of Thyme Oils are a-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, p-cymene, a-terpinene, linalool, borneol, b-caryophyllene, thymol and carvacrol.
Thyme Oil Information
Thyme Oil is an effective Oil which is used extensively, for various purposes. It is obtained from the plant through steam distillation method. Flowering plant is the most used part of Thyme plant and is acknowledged for its warm, spicy-herbaceous, powerful aroma. Moreover, Thyme Oil is medicinally acknowledged for its antiseptic and disinfectant properties and are extensively used as a household cleaner.
The therapeutic properties of Thyme Oil are antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge.
Thyme Oil is a common herb and is generally used as a condiment or spice. Besides that, thyme is also used in herbal and domestic medicines. Thyme is botanically known as Thymus vulgaris.
The medicinal properties of thyme come mainly from its essential Oils which are extracted through steam distillation of fresh flowers and leaves.
Antispasmodic: Millions of people around the world suffer from coughs, cramps and aches due to spasms. Spasms are unwanted and excessive involuntary contractions which may take place in the respiratory tracts, nerves, muscles, intestines or other organs and may result in coughs, convulsions, epileptic or hysterical attacks, cramps and muscular aches, abdominal and intestinal aches, and even spasmodic cholera.
Antirheumatic: There are two main reasons behind rheumatism, arthritis and gout. The first is improper or obstructed circulation and the second one is an increasing concentration of toxins like uric acid in the blood stream. Thyme Oil can sort out both of these problems. Since it is a diuretic, it increases urination and helps in the removal of toxins from the body. Being a stimulant, it stimulates or activates circulation and thereby sorts out this problem in a separate way. Both ways helps cure rheumatism, and related conditions like arthritis.
Antiseptic: Thyme Oil is a good antiseptic and safeguards wounds and sores against infections. This is mainly due to the presence of components like Caryophyllene and Camphene in Thyme Oil.
Bactericidal: The same Caryophyllene and Camphene, along with a few other components, give Thyme Oil antibacterial properties. This inhibits bacterial growth within and outside of the body. It kills bacteria as well as keeps them away from the organs in the body. This is particularly beneficial in curing bacterial infections like B-Colitis, renal colic, bacterial infections in the genitals and urethra, intestines, and respiratory system as well as the external exposure of wounds.
Other Benefits: It acts as a memory booster and an antidepressant. It helps to increase concentration and helps to cure sinusitis, bronchitis, anorexia, cellulite, eczema, athlete’s foot, dermatitis, insect and animal bites, stings, laryngitis, pharyngitis and other infections. Finally, it can be used to eliminate bad breath and body odor.
A Few Words of Caution: It is an irritant to some people, as well as a hypertensive substance that increases blood pressure. Therefore, it should be avoided during pregnancy and those with elevated blood pressure. It also may cause allergic reactions in some cases.
Blending: The essential Oil of Thyme blends well with the essential Oils of Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary and Pine.